Turmeric, Soy and Ginger Chicken

Oct 27, 2017

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Turmeric, Soy and Ginger Chicken

Extracted from Maggie’s Recipe for Life by Maggie Beer with Professor Ralph Martins.


6 chicken thighs skin on, bone in

1/3 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil

to season sea salt flakes


1 tbspn soy sauce

1 lime finely zested

1 tbspn lime juice

1 tspn orange zest finely grated, plus extra to serve

1 tbspn fish sauce

1 clove garlic finely grated

1 tbspn ginger finely grated

1 stalk lemongrass pale end only, finely chopped

1 tspn turmeric finely grated

1 tspn raw honey

to season sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

  1. To make the marinade, place all the ingredients in a bowl and whisk until well combined.

  1. Place the chicken in an airtight container, pour over the marinade, then place the lid on the container and shake well. Refrigerate for 2 to 4 hours.

  1. Preheat the oven to 200C (fan-forced).

  1. Heat the Extra Virgin Olive Oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Remove the chicken from the marinade and shake off the excess. Season with salt, then place half the chicken, skin-side down, in the pan and cook for 2 minutes on each side or until golden. Take care not to burn the marinade.

  1. Remove from the pan and place, skin-side up, and spaced well apart on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Repeat with the remaining chicken thighs.

  1. Transfer to the oven and bake for 4 to 5 minutes or until just cooked through. Remove from the oven and allow to rest in a warm place for 8 to 10 minutes.

  1. Scatter with extra orange zest and drizzle with any resting juices.

  1. Serve with the roasted carrots, kale and hazelnuts.

Recipe kindly provided by Maggie Beer.Extracted from Maggies Recipe for Life by Maggie Beer with Professor Ralph Martins.

"To have a healthy old age you must act now, whether you are 30 or 50.

I have two great passions sharing my love of cooking delicious simple food and improving the health and nutrition of older people. I hope this cookbook does both but its not for old people, its for you.

My recipe for life is to have a healthy attitude to eating its all about balance, variety and choosing foods that give you the best chance of being in good health now and into your future. This is not a diet book its a way of life." - Maggie Beer

Maggie Beer and Professor Ralph Martins have teamed up to fight one of the most debilitating diseases of our later years. Based on the latest scientific research, Maggie has created more than 200 recipes that help provide the nutrients we need for optimum brain health. More than one million Australians are affected every day by Alzheimers or its impact on their family but the good news is that you can eat well to age well, from this moment on.

The proceeds from Maggies Recipe for Life will be shared between the Maggie Beer Foundation and the Lions Alzheimers Research Foundation.